Wrens

Welcome to the Wrens Class! 


Communication

The Wrens use a ‘Total Communication’ approach throughout the learning day, ie real objects, sensory cues, body signs, photos, symbols, signing, intensive interaction, big mack switches and simple language.

This makes sure that the children are cued into everything they do, and have an understanding of their daily routine.


Organisation

Every day the children either work as a whole class, in a small group, or on a 1-1 basis, and all share time with different supportive adults.


Learning Styles

All the children are at the emergent stage of learning and need lots of support, time and repetition. We follow a personalised, stimulating, multi-sensory approach to learning, using lots of real objects, and ensure that the Wrens are as independent and successful as possible in whatever they do.

Safe, Happy, Learning at all times!


Getting Ready For Learning

Before we start our sessions, all the team make sure the children are happy, safe, comfortable, and positioned correctly in their chairs, on the acheeva, in a standing frame, or on the cushions.


Key Days / Activities

Monday – Sensory food play/SMILES assembly

Tuesday – Jabadao/MILE Room massage

Wednesday – Sensory story/Adapted bikes

Thursday – Using technology/Swimming

Friday – Move and mark/Being in Nature


Staff

Teacher: Bev Lees

TAs: Madeleine Sargent, Sam Bacon, Joseline Ndayisenga, Kitty Connaghan and Michelle Scanlon

Mid Day Leader: Carole Gordon


Sign of the Week

At Kingfisher we use Signalong as a part of a Total Communication Approach, we are constantly using core vocabulary with the children to support their language development and then through each of our topics we introduce new signs and language, which extends their vocabulary further. We also have two “Signs of the Week” which helps maintain and extend key knowledge and skills of everyday vocabulary.

Each half term we will be creating a short video showcasing and demonstrating our ‘Signs of the Week’ for the current term so that you can learn the signs and further this learning at home.

To view this signs of the week for this topic please watch the video below


Lunchtime

If your child has a school dinner, the school menus can be accessed by clicking here. For children who bring a packed lunch, please remember to provide healthy and balanced options. We are a Healthy School and will be focussing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.